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Il Forno

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3615 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4876
+1 863-607-6030
Today
11:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:30
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I come for lunch here about 3-5 times per month and would visit more if I lived closer! Ive had everything from Pizza, spaghetti, calzones and sandwiches and have loved everything! Great owner who shows much passion for his restaurant! Cant wait to visit again!

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Thank Elissa G
Lakeland, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We eat here at least once a week. Food is great, atmosphere is great and staff is excellent. When it comes to authentic Italian in Lakeland, I wouldn't go anywhere else.

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Thank ItsaPaulWorld
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to Il Forno but it won't be my last. The food was fantastic, beyond any italian chain restaraunt. I got the Baked Ziti, which was great, but after the side salad and garlic bread, I brought most of it home to eat tomorrow. A ton of quality food for a good price. And the staff... More 

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Thank Stacy H
Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I've waited to write this review for a few months. This review covers more than one meal. For these 3 times I used Take Out Her. Prior to that we did eat in and didn't have a great food wise. I haven't had an issue with take out hero before. The pizza just wasn't the same for these 3 pies... More 

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Thank Kap1313
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

By far our favorite Italian restaurant whether stopping by for lunch or enjoying a wonderful dinner or pizza. Everything is absolutely delicious that we have had there. One of our favorite dinners is to split an antipasto salad for 1 (its big) and then chicken marsala and we usually have some to take home. Sometimes have even split the dinner... More 

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Thank Susan B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We eat here at least twice a month and the food is always outstanding. Love the salads, try the chef salad for a change. Penne pasta with meat sauce is also a favorite. Their Italian sausage is wonderful as well. We have never had a bad meal here! The service is great and the owner goes out of his way... More 

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Thank Melamp
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by our hotel as a good Italian place. It's definitely a local place but I wasn't impressed. I tried the chicken Marsala and the chicken was mooshy. The antipasto salad didn't look any like it was advertised either. Maybe I got them on an off night, but I've only been here once and wouldn't recommend it... More 

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Thank jamesdean29
Winter Haven, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We came for a late lunch about a week ago. The chicken Francaise was excellent along with the chicken parm. Table beside us had pizza which looked and smelled wonderful! Will be back soon as we head back to Lakeland!!!

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Thank Hillview61
Sunny Central Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We've been here a half dozen times in 12 years in Lakeland - never disappointed. The wife had the Chicken Picatta with a house salad. I had the Chicken Parmigiana with a Caesar salad. Both came with two breasts and plenty of pasta. We each ate one and brought home the other and half the pasta. Just as good today... More 

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North Port, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch at this restaurant in Lakeland. The waitstaff was great.......The food was good, but lacked seasoning. Is more of a quick lunch or a slice of Pizza type restaurant. WT Cote

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3615 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4876
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-607-6030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?